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Mugs! Anyone know where I can get the small blue ones with names on?

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Gem13 Mon 20-Dec-04 17:59:36

I still have mine from when I was young - bought as a present from Wells, Somerset. A friend's brother had them too and they had really unusual names.

They are small, and look vase like, i.e. they have big lip at the top (ideal for progressing on from beakers) and are in royal blue.

Any ideas where I can get them from for my two?

DoesntChristmasDragOn Mon 20-Dec-04 18:52:41

No idea where you get them from but was the writing in white? Sort of engraved/piped on rather than painted?

Gem13 Mon 20-Dec-04 19:01:15

Yes! Carved out of the blue so that the name was white and indented. I guess you could order them because of the unusual name ones (mine have unusual names hence the idea). I'm pleased someone knows what I'm talking about. Now to find someone who knows where I can get hold of them...

DoesntChristmasDragOn Mon 20-Dec-04 19:02:28

popsycal Mon 20-Dec-04 19:04:09

i know the ones you mean - but have no idea where to get them sorry
good luck

snowmeltsonthebeach Mon 20-Dec-04 19:04:59

I'd like one too as I had them when small - someone will know - come on MN

Tinker Mon 20-Dec-04 19:06:15

They have lots of them in Alsace. Not much use, I'm afraid, to you now though.

TinselTamum Mon 20-Dec-04 19:07:23

Are these any good?

popsycal Mon 20-Dec-04 19:08:11

they look very similar....

snowmeltsonthebeach Mon 20-Dec-04 19:09:55

they do look similar, but ours had fatter bottoms IYKWIM....but these look great Thanks Tamum

Gem13 Mon 20-Dec-04 19:10:50

Ooooh, am very tempted they are close. Not quite right (something about the shape) but very similar. Well done for finding them. Will wait and see if anyone comes up with the exact ones but those are good.

Thanks TinselTamum!

Tinker Mon 20-Dec-04 19:12:14

Oo, like that link tamum. YOu can see which names are trendy from that can't you?

DoesntChristmasDragOn Mon 20-Dec-04 19:12:47

The ones I'm thinking of were this style of decoration. The name "devon blue ware" implies they're a West Country product and I think I remember them from Cornish holidays.

popsycal Mon 20-Dec-04 19:13:01

I think the mugs etc on that link are gorgeous

popsycal Mon 20-Dec-04 19:13:47

soupy that has sooo reminded me of my grandparetns...they had mugs etc with that exact style of writing on

popsycal Mon 20-Dec-04 19:16:07

bizarre this is near me

TinselTamum Mon 20-Dec-04 19:18:21

Oh, they're quite different aren't they soupy. Sorry, I was thinking of ones more like my link. I do remember the blue and white striped ones, which were similar, and Hawkin sold them for a while but made a big thing of the fact that the owners were about to retire. Not much help, I'm rambling

TinselTamum Mon 20-Dec-04 19:19:52

Not remotely what you're after, but these are nice . And no, it's not the bat

DoesntChristmasDragOn Mon 20-Dec-04 19:23:58

Hawkin are still doing the stripey ones but they're rationed to 50 per week as the business is being run down.

WideWebWitch Mon 20-Dec-04 19:24:53

<off topic, sorry but is that damn bat game still on? If so soupy got me today>

DoesntChristmasDragOn Mon 20-Dec-04 19:26:30


I don't think it's still going on, I just had my nauighty head on today <<insert naughty icon>>

WideWebWitch Mon 20-Dec-04 19:27:12

it did make me larf!

TinselTamum Mon 20-Dec-04 19:33:16

Blimey, they've kept that going then- it's years since I first saw them in the hawkin catalogue- I naturally assumed they'd run out by now!

Gem13 Mon 20-Dec-04 19:36:45

Tamum - the ones I was thinking of were more yours than SoupDragon's. The 'G' looks right on their homepage too. £13 for a mug though - thought it was expensive until I saw the Bridgewater prices!

TinselTamum Mon 20-Dec-04 20:05:03

<smug> I suppose it must cost a bit more to have them personalised, but it is a lot, isn't it?

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